Posted on 30/04/2010 by matisak
The EU, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government are working together on the financial package for Athens. “I am confident that the talks will be concluded in the next days,” said Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn in his statement.
Filed under: Economics, EU politics, Europe, Politics | Tagged: Economy, Euro, Europe, European Commission, European Union, Eurozone, Germany, Greece, Growth and Stability Pact, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Patrick Crowley, Patrick Leblond, Paulo Vila Maior | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 28/04/2010 by matisak
It’s a week ahead of the general election in UK and the day before the last television debate. It will be on the economy and it is not the strongest point of the leader of Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.
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Posted on 26/04/2010 by matisak
Paraguay’s president sent 1 000 extra troops to hunt down members of the leftist guerrilla in the north of the country.
Filed under: Latin America, Military, Politics, Security | Tagged: Anibal Perez-Linan, FARC, Fernando Lugo, Latin America, Miguel Carter, Military, Paraguay, Paraguayan People's Army, Security policy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 25/04/2010 by matisak
Perhaps… But it seems U.S. nuclear weapons will stay in Europe for now according to media reports. Some European NATO allies are in favor of their withdrawal.
Filed under: Europe, Global Politics, Military, Politics, Security, US foreign policy | Tagged: Baker Spring, Cold War, Europe, Global Politics, John Mueller, Joseph Cirincione, Military, NATO, Nick Ritchie, Nuclear Weapons, Security policy, Stephen Schwartz, The Heritage Foundation, United States | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 22/04/2010 by matisak
By Christopher Layne, Professor, The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
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Posted on 21/04/2010 by matisak
According to the report of group Mission: Readiness the generation of young Americans is too fat to fight. More than 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all teens and young adults age 17-24, are too overweight to join the military.
Filed under: Military, North America, Politics, Security, Society, United States, US politics | Tagged: Health, Jeffrey Whitman, Military, Overweight, Peter Feaver, Security policy, United States | 1 Comment »
Posted on 20/04/2010 by matisak
But it would be probably impossible to stop the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops as Leonid Brezhnev was at that time more frightened from Prague Spring that from any complaints from Washington. The declassified documents of CIA relating to Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia show President Lyndon Johnson was warned that military action could happen.
Filed under: History, Intelligence, Military, Politics, Security, United States, US foreign policy | Tagged: CIA, Communism, History, Invasion to Czechoslovakia, Keith Nelson, Leonid Brezhnev, Lyndon Johnson, Mark Kramer, Military, Prague Spring, Soviet Union, United States | 1 Comment »
Posted on 19/04/2010 by matisak
By Roger Altman, deputy US Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton
America’s fiscal picture is even worse than it looks.
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Posted on 19/04/2010 by matisak
For what he did on April 19, 1995 was Timothy McVeigh executed in 2001. But did we learn any lesson?
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Posted on 18/04/2010 by matisak
The parliamentary election in UK will take place already on May 6. And Liberal Democrats are leading in polls or they are at worst neck and neck with the Tories and Labour Party. According some media is Clegg sort of British Barack Obama.
Filed under: Europe, Politics, UK politics | Tagged: Conservative Party, Europe, John Callaghan, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Philip Cowley, Tories, UK general election 2010, UK politics, United Kingdom | Leave a Comment »